Càceres el-Viejo


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Càceres el-Viejo has been included here as an illustration of the Republican predecessors of the true legionary fortress (a proto-fortress).


Site and Finds

Álvarez, J.A.A., Fernández, M.L.G., and Serrano, B.M. 2008: ‘Recientes investigaciones en el Campamento de Cáceres el Viejo’, in Marcos, P.J.S. (ed.), Arqueología urbanaen Cáceres. Investigaciones e intervenciones recientesen la ciudad de Cáceres y su entorno, Actas de las Jornadas de Arqueología del Museo de Cáceres, Cáceres 115–43 [PDF]

Hanel, N. 2006: ‘Cáceres el Viejo camp’, in Morillo, A. and Aurrecoechea, J. (eds), The Roman Army in Hispania. An Archaeological Guide, León

Ulbert, G. 1984: Cáceres el Viejo. Ein spätrepublikanisches Legionslager in Spanisch-Extremadura, Madrider Beiträge 11, Mainz

Visiting and browsing

Elements of the defences (wall, gateway, and ditch) can still be seen at the site.

The site has a Wikipedia entry which equates it with Castra Caecilia (by no means a certain attribution). There is a general website with links to further related pages.

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Page last updated 23rd January 2013